Further reasons worldly happiness should not be trusted

October 21, 2021 • 1 min

From The Sinner’s Guide, page 302
By Venerable Louis of Granada

These miseries inseparable from worldly happiness should suffice to show you that it contains more gall than honey, more bitterness than sweetness.

Nor have I described all the wretchedness that accompanies the pleasures of this life.

In addition to its shortness it is impure, for it reduces men to the level of the brute, and raises the animal above the spiritual part of their nature.

It is intoxicating, clouding the mind and distorting the judgment.

It is inconstant, and makes men the same.

It is treacherous, for it abandons us when we need it most.

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